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Sweet somethings — from our house to yours

You can set your watch by it: If it’s December, I’m sure to be in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies as I was all day yesterday.

Below, a classic to share.

May they add a bit of sweetness to your holiday celebration.


Peanut Butter Blossoms

1 cup shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup peanut butter

2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 packages Hershey kisses, unwrapped

  • Thoroughly cream shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in peanut butter.
  • Sift dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoons on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake in 350-degree oven about 10 minutes.
  • As soon as they come out of the oven, move these to a cooling rack and gently push a chocolate kiss into the center of each one. Let cool completely before storing; the kisses will melt a bit and need time to set up again.
  • Makes about 5 dozen.


About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.


2 thoughts on “Sweet somethings — from our house to yours

  1. Delicious looking recipe. I pinned it to try but will attempt to switch the peanut butter for cookie spread because my grandson is allergic to peanuts/tree nuts so we are a ‘nut free zone.’ 🙂

    Posted by Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread | December 7, 2015, 7:22 am

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